Thursday, 10 December 2015

Night at the Museum

Avid for Ovid were thrilled to perform at the Ashmolean Museum's DEADFriday evening event on Friday 30th October 2015. It was a very fitting setting: under the shadow of Nike in the museum's Cast Gallery, we performed for hundreds of evening visitors. It allowed us to showcase some new pieces, created for the evening – sorceresses Kirke and Medea, Mother of Dragons – as well as revisit some old favourites: mourning Aurora, werewolf Lycaon, Tisiphone, Shades of the Styx,  and Myrrha's transformation, all suitably eerie subjects for this special Hallowe'en event. We also engaged the audience in some participatory activities – the casting of Roman curses for us to embody / improvise through movement and music. Thanks to the team at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, especially Sarah Doherty, Public Engagement Assistant, and, of course, to our wonderful audiences.
Tisiphone -
Dancer: Susie Crow; 
Musician: Malcolm Atkins
Photo: Marcella Vigneri
Lycaon -
Dancer: Ségolène Tarte; 
Musician: Malcolm Atkins
Photo: Marcella Vigneri
Myrrha -
Dancer: Marie-Louise Crawley; Musician: Malcolm Atkins
Photo: Marcella Vigneri
Kirke -
Dancer: Ségolène Tarte; 
Musician: Malcolm Atkins
Photo: Marcella Vigneri

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